2023 Association for the Study of African American Life & History Annual Meeting

We regret to share the news that the University of North Carolina Press is no longer able to attend the Association for the Study of African American Life and History 2023 annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida. While we remain deeply committed to the organization and the work that our authors and so many scholars are doing in the discipline, we find ourselves in a situation where staff plans to attend the conference have been impacted by external events, including the recent shooting on the UNC campus. We are coordinating with the Association and our authors to continue to support any and all book promotion, and we will be using all the virtual and media resources at our disposal to minimize disruption. We also hope that you will attend the ASALH Author Book signing that will take place on Thursday, September 21 from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, which will feature many of our authors. Although UNC Press will not be attending the ASALH annual meeting in-person this year, you can still visit our virtual booth to browse our recent titles. Editors Andrew Winters and Dawn Durante are eager for ASALH members to be in touch with them about book projects for potential publication with UNC Press. Our commitment to advancing the field of African American history remains steadfast, and we look forward to reconnecting with the organization, our authors, and all attendees in the future.   

—The University of North Carolina Press, September 14, 2023 

Congratulations to our finalists for the 2023 Association for the Study of African American Life & History Book Prize - Free Joan Little by Christina Greene & Dreaming the Present by Irvin J. Hunt

And be sure to check out the following series:

Black Food Justice series

Black Women’s History series

John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture series

Justice, Power, and Politics series

Use promo code 01DAH40 to receive our 40% conference discount.

Titles on Display:

An Army Afire
How the US Army Confronted Its Racial Crisis in the Vietnam Era
Beth Bailey

The Race for America
Black Internationalism in the Age of Manifest Destiny
R. J. Boutelle

Higher Education for All
Racial Inequality, Cold War Liberalism, and the California Master Plan
Andrew Stone Higgins

Encyclopédie noire
The Making of Moreau de Saint-Méry's Intellectual World
Sara E. Johnson

Ambivalent Affinities
A Political History of Blackness and Homosexuality after World War II
Jennifer Dominique Jones

The Politics of Safety
The Black Struggle for Police Accountability in La Guardia's New York
Shannon King

Struggle for the Street
Social Networks and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Pittsburgh
Jessica D. Klanderud

Black Time and the Aesthetic Possibility of Objects
Daphne Lamothe

I Cannot Write My Life
Islam, Arabic, and Slavery in Omar ibn Said's America
Mbaye Lo, Carl W. Ernst

We Pursue Our Magic
A Spiritual History of Black Feminism
Marina Magloire

The Multiracial Promise
Harold Washington's Chicago and the Democratic Struggle in Reagan's America
Gordon K. Mantler

The Afro-Latino Memoir
Race, Ethnicity, and Literary Interculturalism
Trent Masiki

Magic City
How the Birmingham Jazz Tradition Shaped the Sound of America
Burgin Mathews

Urban Specters
The Everyday Harms of Racial Capitalism
Sarah Mayorga

Stop by our virtual booth to browse our titles on display! Be sure to use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout to receive our 40% conference discount. And if your order totals over $75, domestic US shipping is FREE.

Use promo code 01DAH40 to receive our 40% conference discount.

Titles on Display:

Beyond the Kitchen Table
Black Women and Global Food Systems
Priscilla McCutcheon, Latrica E. Best, Theresa Ann Rajack-Talley

Ybor City
Crucible of the Latina South
Sarah McNamara

A City without Care
300 Years of Racism, Health Disparities, and Health Care Activism in New Orleans
Kevin McQueeney

Before Busing
A History of Boston's Long Black Freedom Struggle
Zebulon Vance Miletsky

The Vice President's Black Wife
The Untold Life of Julia Chinn
Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

The Demands of Justice
Enslaved Women, Capital Crime, and Clemency in Early Virginia
Tamika Y. Nunley

Vodou en Vogue
Fashioning Black Divinities in Haiti and the United States
Eziaku Atuama Nwokocha

Prison Capital
Mass Incarceration and Struggles for Abolition Democracy in Louisiana
Lydia Pelot-Hobbs

Fit Citizens
A History of Black Women's Exercise from Post-Reconstruction to Postwar America
Ava Purkiss

White Gloves, Black Nation
Women, Citizenship, and Political Wayfaring in Haiti
Grace Sanders Johnson

Medicine, Science, and Making Race in Civil War America
Leslie A. Schwalm

Food Power Politics
The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
Bobby J. Smith II

This Is Our Home
Slavery and Struggle on Southern Plantations
Whitney Nell Stewart

The Famous Lady Lovers
Black Women and Queer Desire before Stonewall
Cookie Woolner